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Rebels’ new ‘spirit’

After the Alabama game defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche talked about the new “spirit” around the Ole Miss team, saying the Rebels believe they will win big games now. He also said the defense was a little unfocused after the Rebels

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Wommack pleased with pass rush in spite of sack numbers

The Ole Miss defense was intent on increasing its pass rush this year, and that’s not showing up in its sack numbers through three games. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack believes the pass rush is better in spite of the statistics.

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Stopping the run

It’s been a great three-game start for the Ole Miss defense, but it can be better, players say, if they get better at stopping the run more consistently. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack continued that theme when we spoke with him

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Nkemdiche, defense trying to get better during open date

Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was glad to get his first sack of the year and says, “I have more coming. I’ve just got to keep playing hard.” The defense is trying to become more consistent against the run

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Rest for the weary

Cornerback Mike Hilton estimated he played about 50-60 plays against Boise State, about 15 of 16 of those snaps coming at Huskie. Double duty is not unheard of in college football, but triple duty is rare, and Hilton is also

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Sunday Morning Update

Random thoughts … As I mentioned Friday I thought the receivers had a good game collectively in the Rebels’ 35-13 win over Boise State. Cody Core stood out. Somewhat overlooked, perhaps, was a 31-yard touchdown pass from Bo Wallace to

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Day After Observations

Updated 1:27 p.m. Notes and thoughts from Ole Miss’ 35-13 win over Boise State … All wins are great and all that, but there was too much sloppiness in this one to leave with a great feeling of confidence. Boise

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Predictions Anyone?

I love a Thursday game but sometimes it messes with the internal clock. Game Week is condensed, and I forgot, for a time, about a blog tradition. The Predictions Post is back in business, however, and will be a regular

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Kiffin talks DL, Nkemdiche’s progress

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze talked about the maturity sophomore DT Robert Nkemdiche earlier in the week, and DL coach Chris Kiffin continued that theme on Friday. Kiffin had high praise for Nkemdiche, saying, “I think the world is going

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Robert Nkemdiche’s growth

Hugh Freeze was asked earlier today “how different” Robert Nkemdiche is this year than last. His response was not about Nkemdiche on the field. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh-SuWdzjPU[/youtube] Freeze: “I hope through all of our character training programs we do and our core

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Sunday Morning Update

A few thoughts from the week … Tee Shepard: While the official announcement drug on for several days it seemed early headed toward a season-ending injury. You seek second and third opinions when the first one isn’t very good. Hugh

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Dominant Defense

From the Mother Ship, our take on Saturday’s Ole Miss practice at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Nkemdiche stands out

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Role Reversal

During the recruitment of Robert Nkemdiche there was the feeling of many — which proved correct — that the younger brother would follow his older brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, to Ole Miss. Robert Nkemdiche was the follower. Having Denzel on campus

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